Trunk Giveaway: Cahoots Duo Challenge

Obstacle races and mud runs like the Warrior Dash and the Tough Mudder are becoming increasingly popular. And for good reason: they’re challenging and a ton a fun.

AoM reader Devon Anderson is starting a new obstacle race with a great twist. Anderson did the Tough Guy Challenge in Wolverhampton, England three times and worked as a facilitator at a ropes course while in high school, and he got the inspiration to combine those two experiences together. The result is the Cahoots Duo Challenge. The Cahoots Duo Challenge is a race series where you and a friend combine wits, strength, strategy, and stamina to negotiate a barrage of nearly two dozen unique obstacles and challenges. All Cahoots courses have been specifically and creatively designed to prove the resolve and test the limits of even the toughest of twosomes. You’ll carry, push, pull and roll one another over and through a variety of perils and hazards. You’ll swing over energy sapping bogs on the Siamese Trapeze, build precarious bridges, and scale 10′ walls. You’ll have to rely on each other, trust each other, and work together or you can’t progress through the course. Basically, it’s an obstacle course that’s specifically designed to be done as a pair.

I think it’s an awesome idea!

The first three Cahoots events are scheduled for the following times and places:

  • Phoenix, AZ, Saturday April 28, 2012
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday August 11, 2012
  • Dallas, Texas, Saturday October 27, 2012

Cahoots is giving away two free registrations (for you and your partner) for each location. To enter to win, leave a comment telling us 1) Which race location you’ll enter if you win, and 2) The location closest to you where you’d like to see a Cahoots race come next.

Cahoots will be expanding across the country, so follow them on Facebook to get the latest event venue updates.


{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan H March 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

1) Salt Lake City, which is conveniently my hometown!!!
2) Er… Salt Lake City. That’s probably not very helpful, but that’s what it is.

Stephen March 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

1. Open to entering SLC never been that far up in Utah.
2. Would like to see one in Las Vegas, hopefully in like March..not August.

James @RedDirtRunner March 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

1. I would enter the Dallas event.
2. Chicago needs one.

Jessica March 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

1. Phoenix, AZ – cant wait to see this live!
2. Albuquerque, NM – would love to be a local liaison if you need one

Oscar March 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

1. I’d enter in Dallas.

2. I’d like to have one in San Antonio

Eric March 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

1. I would enter the Salt Lake City event.

2. I would love to see one in southern Utah around Moab.

Jeff March 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm

1) Salt Lake City… it would be a good excuse for a trip.
2) Northern Michigan. Both close and full of great areas to adventure about.

Dan March 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

1.) Salt Lake City…. the date is convenient in the back half of the summer
2.) Adirondack Region

Paul Rozek March 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

1) Dallas, TX. Closest but near my parents in Texas.
2) Detroit. I live in Ann Arbor, MI.

Tim March 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

1) Dallas, Tx
2) Austin, Tx – Heck I live in Austin so hometown is always better!

Steven Gangstead March 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

1) Dallas, TX
2) I live in the Dallas area so the only way it could get closer is if they did it on the north side of Dallas.

Nolan Poulson March 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

1) Salt Lake City, UT
2) I love the SLC location considering it is only a 20 minute drive from my house, but since you asked, move it a little north to Davis County!

Lucas March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

1) Dallas
2) The Raleigh-Durham, NC area!

Kit March 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

1) Dallas – closest and longest time to train for it.
2) Huntsville, AL (Although Birmingham or Nashville would be close enough).

Nick March 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

1) Phoenix AZ
2) Tucson AZ

Colin March 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

1. I would attend the Dallas, TX event because I will be at college near there at that time.

2. I would like to see it come to Chicago, IL. Because I live near there and I think it would attract a lot of people.

Jim March 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

1. I would/will go to the Dallas Event. I live here!

2. Tough… since it is already coming to my town… How about Fort Worth? That would ensure a feast a Cooper’s BBQ following the race.

jon stephenson March 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Dallas, Texas. I’d love to see it near Indianapolis!

Collin March 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Dallas, Texas. I’d like to have one near Pittsburgh PA

TJ March 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

1) Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday August 11, 2012, if I won a free entry

2) Midwest! Chicago would love this type of event!

Gill B. March 22, 2012 at 9:54 am

1) Dallas, because I’m sure I could convince my buddy down there to partner up with me.

2) 2nd the Midwest request! Bring it MI, IL, or OH.

jacob martin March 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I will attend Phoenix if I win, and I will represent AOM with my giant mustache. I would like it if you guys brought the competition to San Diego.

JR March 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm

This looks like a GREAT event! Why would they have it the same day as the Arizona Warrior Dash? Seems like the same type of people would love this.

David March 22, 2012 at 11:11 pm

This looks awesome! I would do the 1) Phoenix location because 2) I live in Phoenix! I guess since I live in Phoenix I would love to see it anywhere in Colorado so I have an excuse to go!

John March 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

1. Dallas, TX

2. Topeka. KS

Marcus March 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I would go to Dallas.
Bring one to Atlanta GA

Kirby March 24, 2012 at 8:27 am

Salt Lake City, Utah
I would love to see one in Kansas City

Nathan March 24, 2012 at 8:50 am

#1. Salt Lake City, Utah (This year)
#2. Stanley, Idaho (Next year, hopefully)

Drew March 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

1) Dallas, Texas
2) Austin, Texas? It’s a three hour drive from where I live in Austin to Dallas. Saves energy.

Sean March 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

1. Dallas, TX
2. Atlanta, GA

Stephen March 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

1) I’d love to go to the Salt Lake City one. 2) Being in Ogden, I think Salt Lake does it for me. However, I think one in Southern California would be cool.

Cody Hartmann March 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm

1: Salt Lake City, Utah
2: Miami, FL

Chris March 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

East Coast – Mid Atlantic

tyler March 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

1) salt lake city, utah
2) portland, oregon

Elizabeth April 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I would go to the one in Phoenix, AZ because I live here. And, I would like to see an event in L.A. I’m curious to see if people that are used to the beach and sand would perform better then those that are not.

Kristalice April 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm

1.) I’m winning in Salt Lake City—so give it to us free! :D
2.) Southern California, for sure! Preferably Big Bear in the late springtime

I’m so excited! Thanks for letting us know about Cahoots.

Tessa April 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

1) Salt Lake City – I live in Phoenix, but have never been to Utah and if I win I’ll make a trip over to Utah for the race (and some exploring)
2) Southern California


Jessica June 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

1) I am from the Salt Lake City area but would love to participate in the one in Pheonix! I have family there that would love to be a part of it!

2) My vote goes towards Southern California! But I would also love to see what the course would look like in the Issaquah, WA area.

Holly June 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

1) Salt Lake City
2) Salt Lake City

Charmayne Roberts July 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm

1 Salt Lake City !! Love Soldier Hollow!
2. Pocatello Idaho would be great

Lisa & Russell July 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

1. we would definitely go to Salt Lake City, UT
2. and love to see it come back to Salt Lake City UT

Aaron McLean July 31, 2012 at 1:17 am

1: Dallas, TX baby!!
2: Y’all should put one in Houston, you would get plenty of buisness there.

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